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of protection possible. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein who is proposing a new assault weapons ban says she is upset the nra didn't go any further with gun restrictions. >> it's inconceivable after what the nra said to me today that they don't think people who have guns should have background checks or that they should be registered. >> it's a horribly poor choice to -- to say, you know, that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew is a parent of students in the west contra costa school district. based in richmond they deploy 20 armed police officers in all high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm flad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience -- i'm glad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience with it. i think it's an overreaction as a school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> we're live outside the gates of richmond h
today in 14 other california cities. >>> the president and house republicans have three weeks to compromise on tax hikes and spending cuts. ed to president obama hit the road to rally support from his plan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> president obama's public campaign to steer clear of the fiscal cliff took him to a diesel engine planted detroit. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january first, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> private face to face talks were revised this weekend when house speaker boehner went over to the white house. neither side is releasing details about the conversation, but taxes are still the big sticking point. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me get to keep all our tax break. >> while republicans have adamantly opposed raising taxes, now some are considering it if democrats agree to social security and medicare changes. republicans were disappointed with the proposed spending cuts in the presiden
is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the president today eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets. it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> but the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal gov
the supreme court will uphold the right of the people of california. >> well, i think it's important to remember that still in the vast majority of four out of five states the people have chosen to either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stick with traditional marriage. >> we definitely look guard to having a real actual legal marriage. definitely. >> chris and sandy say they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and county of san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't remarry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. we have to congress to temper our hopes and dream a lit -- continue to temper our hopes a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court justices will likely have a decision by the end of june. allen, keep in mind there are
. according to the california geological survey, there is no specific data that can predict when any particular hillside will give way. >> the longer you go into the season, the greater that risk becomes because the ground has absorbed that much more water. >> reporter: ron ruben is a state geologist who studies landslides all over california. he says the bay area is particularly at risk. >> the type of bedrock that we have in the bay area is generally relatively weak compared to other parts of the state and we also have additional weakness in the rocks based on the amount of faulting that's happened in the bay area. that fault activity over time will weaken rocks. >> reporter: this map of the bay area shows the areas at the highest risk of landslides along the east and south bay hills of and on the peninsula since one major predicter of landslides is previous landslides residents along canyon hikes drive here in fremont monitor the hills. this old landslide is clearly visible just above the neighborhood but juan gonzalez says there has not been too much trouble recently. >> the neig
communities." in california, i.c.e. has deported 82,000 illegal immigrants under s-com. a spokesman says three-quarters had already been removed before and didn't elaborate on the attorney general's decision today. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> police say an attack on an autistic teenager was a random crime. but they say they have their man. oakland police arrested gary atkinson for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year- old. the teenager had left her group home on college avenue in oakland last tuesday. she was found in san francisco two days later. police say she was taken there by force. >> no connection to the suspect and she did not go -- it wasn't -- she went there against her will. she was taken there against her will. >> police say they are charging atkinson with three counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, and committing lewd acts on a child. police also say the victim is now at home recovering with her family. >>> accusations are flying over alameda county's proposed drone program. the sheriff's office says it needs the mini spy planes for emergencies like search-a
's an important picture. >> reporter: it's the before and after. >> the california king tides help us to visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> reporter: like this connector ramp at 101 to marin which was flooded today. that normally happens when there's a storm, but there was no storm, just very high tides, king tides. >> with rising tides, stuff like this need to be considered. >> reporter: king tides are not about global warming but they could give us a warning about them of they are about gravity, the earth, moon and sun in such a position that tides will be the highest of the year the next couple of days but it could look like the new normal. oceans are filling up with more water for a variety of reasons. 8" more in the past century! san francisco sewers? that's an unlikely place for proof. >> when i came here in 1990, there was never a time where the tide was actually higher than our sewer. last year, we had 7 events. that saltwater is coming into our system now. >> reporter: salt on the pipes not unlike salt on an open wound. >> a lot of them are starting to
they want for students. in antioch, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> california senator dianne feinstein says she will introduce a bill next month to ban assault weapons. >> here in this elementary school, look what happened. 6-year-olds with three to eleven bullets from this bushmaster in their body 20 of them. is this america?! i don't think so. >> senator feinstein also wants to ban big ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. she is not the only politician speaking out. >> we are the only industrialized country that has this problem in the whole world, the only one. and that's why we need immediate national action from the president and from congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg also pushing for tougher national gun regulations. the mayor was surrounded today by dozens of people whose lived have been affected by gun violence. >>> and california could provide a reality check when it comes to a bitter fight over gun control laws. cbs 5 reporter grace lee tells us the state has its own history of gun tragedies, new laws and loopholes. grace
about his treatment. >>> one of the nation's largest payday lenders owes california consumers millions. on the consumerwatch, julie watts says that people who borrowed money from a company called check and go may actually be entitled to thousands of dollars each. julie. >> reporter: that's right. refunds in this $4.3 million settlement are expected to range anywhere from $20 to $4,600 per person. but to qualify, you must have borrowed money from check and go online. now, at a press conference today san francisco city attorney dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refu
has hit a snag. local crabbers are refusing to fish for the northern california delicacy after a new price fight with the wholesalers. the cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, you got go fishing. nobody is making money. >> you got go fishing. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all of the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: it's a dispute over the price of fresh dungeness crab. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november. but demand went down after thanksgiving. so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a "scab" came from oregon. >> trying to keep things going. >> reporter: in the meantime things are come to a s
,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >> teacher said had to close the blinds and had to close the blinds and had to shut off the lights and [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: outside, the first family members on the scene witnessed a horrific site. >> three children that came out, one of them was -- had a very bloody face, it was a very violent scene. they were in the arms of a state trooper. they did not move. their face was very pale. >> there's 20 parents that were just told tha
: in addition to what's happening on the federal level here in california a group of state senators is also taking aim at ammunition. the proposal a $50 fee requiring a permit to purchase ammunition that would be good for a year and it would require a background check. reporting live in mountain view, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> the grieving continued in newtown today with more services held for the sandy hook shooting victims. two 6-year-olds benjamin wheeler and catherine hubbard were laid to rest. family and friends also said good-bye to 52-year-old teacher ann marie murphy. more funerals are scheduled tomorrow and saturday. victims are being tonight in the bay area. ken bastida and mobile5 are at a candlelight vigil and toy donation drive getting under way in san francisco. >> reporter: a lot of people have been trying to figure out what they can do, how to get personally involved, show compassion for the victims in newtown. so the cbs radio stations here in san francisco bay area have set up this toy drive tonight in conjunction with the san francisco fire department. they will be picki
and another off to the west. all of northern california gets here, tomorrow night. about the same timing as last night after sunset but all day long on sunday it's going to be a soaker as it moves through. how much rainfall? it's color-coded. purple i 2" of rain. most of the bay area getting another 2" of rainfall with the north bay getting another 3 or more inches of rainfall that could be a problem because now the ground is saturated. so tomorrow scattered showers nothing too heavy. heavy rain tomorrow night. most of sunday looks wet. but we'll be much drier and we deserve a break next week. mid-60s tomorrow. it will be humid and we'll have scattered showers out there until that heavy rain returns on sunday. then next week, there will be a few showers on tuesday and wednesday. but nothing like what we went through this morning. and what we will go through tomorrow. so we'll have to watch things and see how the rivers and small streams play out. bottom line the ground -- the sponge is full. so the water has nowhere to go. it's on the weekend so no commute to deal with. saturday and sund
cuts in defense spending could cost california 135,000 jobs according to george mason university. and for defense contractors in the state alone, fewer government dollars could mean a $10 billion drop in the next decade. for struggling college students, brace yourselves for less. if we go over the "fiscal cliff," a uc spokesman says we could lose $335 million in research funds. other consequences for californians, 143,000 unemployed could lose assistance in trying to find a job. nearly 300,000 disadvantaged students would get fewer benefits at school. 8,000 patients wouldn't get hiv testing and 2,000 women could miss out on breast and cervical cancer screening. now, we would have all those spending cuts but remember, we would also have an increase in taxes which some economists predict could throw us back into recession and with no deal who is to of blame? 53% of americans place that blame on republicans. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> the comments made by the president made investors hopeful that a quick deal could be made to avoid the "fiscal cliff." that gave wall str
was no good, either. his mother purchased them at a northern california safeway and ed says they have been tucked away in a drawer for more than a year. >> the gift card representative who said that these cards were already used and i'm like, where? she said, well one of the places was online. and i said, i don't shop for macy's online. i go in a store. >> reporter: we found similar complaints from other macy's gift cardholders who say they too just learned their $100 gift cards were worthless and it's not just macy's. two years ago a batch of best buy gift cards sold at both lucky's and safeways turned out to have zero balances, as well. >> it's embarrassing when it doesn't work and you hand it out, people probably don't know what it think. >> reporter: then the problem was tampering scammers scratching off the pin code and registering the card so they could use the money before the person who purchased it. he noticed his code was exposed when he opened the gift card packaging yesterday. tonight macy's confirms it had a problem with tampered cards sold through third party retailers sever
graduates working entry level jobs in california. >>> and cosmetic concerns. the warnings tonight about potentially bad botox. those stories and more tonight at 6:00 >>> that will do it for now. cbs evening news is next. see you in a half hour. >> let's go back live to great america for their winter wonderland. >> reporter: blinding snow in the plains, high winds in the southeast. and michelle miller tells us a major storm is headed north. police share the final words of the gunman who ambushed firefighters. he used the same gun as the school shooter in newtown. chip reid reports there's now a run on assault weapons. >> i normally sell about 15 or 20 a month. i sold about 30 in three days. >> axelrod: nancy cordes says democrats will try to solve the crisis on their own. and remembering charles durning. >> i'm not too good with words, wyway. >> axelrod: a character actor like no other. >> ♪ i cannot tell a lie... captioning sponsored by cbs
with like science experiments. >> eye on the bay produce california cities sandra murray -- producer sandra murray discovered it while doing a news segment. forget about rush delivery. simply email or print the ecard and your gift is ready to go. >> by creating electricity from the heat of the fire it can charge your phone, light or other gadgets. >> it gain popularity following hurricane sandy enabling those without power to charge their phone without fire. it is also back ordered and comes with a ding staff gift tag for last minute holiday orders. and, finally, like a juicer but better. justed a frozen bananas and you have a healthy snack with no sugar, milk or added calories. it was a hit in the newsroom. now, it cost about 50 bucks. target stays open until 9:00. so, rush out and grab it now if you want it. >>> if the weather keeps up we will need one of those bio lights. >> reporter: we have a lot of nasty weather. calmer weather towards christmas. outside, the south bay, our view, we had a mostly sunny day. the beautiful bay bridge on christmas eve. these are your temperatures outside
will move into far northern california and we are just going to get some light to moderate rainfall. it's a subtle change but enough of a change to alleviate flooding concerns around here in the bay area. so we have a storm system moving by tomorrow. we'll have a front dragging through but any heavy rainfall will likely stay away. you're just going to get plain old rainfall. that's it. on-and-off rain throughout the day. flooding not a concern. this is the long- range outlook. the entire west coast from oregon to mexico is forecast to be drier than normal so you want some dry weather clear things out? after wednesday we look dry for a while. tomorrow tuesday highs in the low 60s. oakland 62. santa clara 63. los altos 64. wet tomorrow evening through the day on wednesday. after that, it's not going to be warm or perfectly sunny but it's certainly going to be dry. >> but the problem with garden variety rain my garden is already flooded. >> you walk in your yard, smush, smush, smush, you ruin a pair of shoes out there today. >> thanks. >>> the royal couple is expecting an heir. news of the
to travel you can get anywhere across california and into nevada but we also have some of the best facilities on board. >> so you can catch the mega bus here at the caltrain station in san francisco right at the bus stop out front where they make their san francisco stop. we wanted to find out -- we did a little price comparison so here's what we came up with. san francisco to los angeles, all right, so i just picked a date at random. december 21st that's coming up, 2012. if you take mega bus it's $30. that's for a one-way trip. it takes 7 hours 40s, minutes. then greyhound is about the same time 7 hours 40 minutes and it's $47 and they make a couple of extra stops. the other alternative would be amtrak that's kind of a bus- train combination, $58, but it takes 10 hours to get there. and then if you want to fly pick southwest for that day you can get a flight for $151, it's only 54 minutes. so it's another alternative if you are on a budget and you have to get home for the holidays going to l.a. you have a little time you want to save a buck, megabus, all right? back to you guys we
to be watched like a hawk. >> we wish him the best. all right, kim. thanks. >>> california going in reverse? the new option at the dmv that will take you back in time. >>> and some say these laws are a no-brainer. the new protections for car buyers, students and homeowners that are coming in the new year. ,,,,,,,,,,,, the d-m-v will start selling replica license plate desig from those years. and, the classic >>> fans of the 1950s '6s and '70s have ways to show off. the dmv will show plates for those years. they can be ordered for any type of vehicle not just classic car owners. >> you can have it on your prius, on your new camaro. you can have it on anything. right? >> the legacy license plates will cost you $50 whether you personalize them or not. they are available for preorder starting january 1. >>> when it comes to cars, have you noticed anything different on the road? cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez shows us luxury is a popular ride. >> latest attributes for jaguar is all-wheel drive. >> reporter: mario of british motors on van ness says this holiday has been a joyride. >> we are very exci
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